Lawrence Okolie outlines bad intentions for world title defence: 'I want a massive KO'

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Lawrence Okolie wants to deliver a 'massive KO'

Lawrence Okolie has given a chilling warning of his brutal plans for his first challenger Dilan Prazovic.

Okolie was a pound lighter than the 14st 4lbs (200lbs) limit for his maiden defence of the WBO cruiserweight championship on the Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk undercard on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

"I made the weight well so I am focused on dealing with him in good fashion," undefeated Okolie said.

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Lawrence Okolie and Dilan Prasovic Weigh In ahead of their WBO Cruiserweight World Title fight tomorrow night at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.24 September 2021.Picture By Ian Walton Matchroom Boxing.Lawrence Okolie
Image: Lawrence Okolie will defend his world title

"I don't think about belts or champions. All I think about is how to win each fight.

"I want a massive KO. A massive, massive knockout."

Okolie's opponent Prazovic is unbeaten in 15 but an impressive victory for the London fighter would edge him closer to unification fights with his division's other champions, such as Mairis Briedis.

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